Another accidental killing fingered as scores feared dead!

Suspected members of Boko Haram, yesterday, ambushed motorists along Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu
road, leading to unspecified number of people dead and injured,
according to eye witnesses.

The incident was said to have taken place in the morning between old
Nigerian Telecommunication Mast, NITEL, a.k.a Dogon Wire in Hausa, and
Bullabulin village which is now deserted with only a military base left.

A driver, Mallam Aliyu Yau, who claimed to have escaped with his six
passengers, said, “Most of the passengers killed and injured were not by
Boko Haram sect, but by military escorts who opened fire on fleeing
passengers into the bush, mistaking them as escaping terrorists.

“It is unfortunate that our road is not safe today (Saturday morning) as
some Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush on the road. It is regrettable
that during the ambush and exchange of gunfire between military escorts
and the terrorists, many passengers took to their heels into the bush,
and most of them fell victim in the cross fire..

“ I cannot ascertain the number of those killed as I managed to escape
with my passengers. But I learnt that scores of people were killed or
injured”.

Efforts to confirm the story with the Borno State Police Command Public
Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, proved abortive as his cell phone
lines were not reachable at press time, and the military authorities did
not issue any statement on the attack. VANGUARD

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